ACF Bulletin No. 22 - 20 June 1999

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Mingara Recreation Club, Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi, NSW 2261. This is about
90 mins from the Sydney CBD. The dates are 28 December 1999 to 9 January
2000. All the championship rounds will start at 12 noon so that it should
be possible for those living in Sydney or Newcastle to commute. (Car pool
or fast electric train to Wyong Station and bus to Mingara.)
Kevin Jones has sent the following information about accommodation, and
advises that it is most important that participants organise this soon.
Torrens Lodge Guest House 02 4333 7773 (Group rates $30 per person twin
share incl continental breakfast)
The Entrance Backpackers Hostel 0417 369117 $25 per night (7th night free)
Terrigal Beach Lodge YHA 02 4385 3330 (Group rate, min 15 people, $18 per
night - special rates for dormitories and families)
The Entrance Hotel 02 4332 2001 $35 per person bed and breakfast (7th night
Central Coast Motel 02 4353 2911 (Single $300 per week, Twin share $400 per
week, Three Adults $500 per week)
Royal Hotel 02 4352 1012 (Single $20 per night, Double $40 per night, Extra
person $10 per night)
Chittaway Hotel 02 4388 9110 (Direct booking to motel seven nights and
longer, $43 per person twin share, $85 per single person)
The Aquarius Motel 02 4332 3611 ($100 per night twin share, $120 per night
triple share)
Tienda Motel 02 4332 3933 $100 twin share and double, $10 extra person
All the above are from 5 to 15 mins away from the venue by car
Alternatively you can contact Central Coast Tourism on 1800 806 258
The Mingara website is at
Check out the new world chess federation site
OPEN - $2,700

1st Ian ROGERS 2,677 NSW 63.25 GP Points $1,200
2nd Aleksander WOHL 2,233 Qld 60.25 $800
3rd Stephen SOLOMON 2,458 Qld 51.75 $450
4th Mikhail GLUZMAN 2,327 Vic 31.5 $175
5th Darryl Johansen Vic 31 $75

U2,000 - $800
1st David SMERDON 1,868 Qld 67.5 GP Points $400
2nd Audrey BLIZNYUK 1,838 ACT 30.5 $250
3rd John MYERS 1,841 Qld 26.4 $150

U1,600 - $800
1st Bradley LOH 1,435 NSW 32.7 GP Points $400
2nd Clive D LANE 1,563 NSW 30.5 $250
3rd Cameron R BAILEY 1,463 NSW 29.3 $150

WOMEN - $400
1st Nancy JONES 1,609 NSW 53 GP Points $250
2nd Hanna MODROVA U/R CZK 50 $150

WA - $150
1st Mike STUBBS 1,562 WA 8 GP Points $150

Tas - $150
1st Kevin BONHAM 1,699 Tas 5 GP Points $150
If you disagree with this list please advise me within two days as we'll be
drawing up the cheques on Wednesday. My apologies to all concerned for the
long delay.
May I remind all those concerned in running Grand Prix events to email
Andrew Allen (or myself) with the results immediately after the event. We
like to publish the results quickly and update the GP scores. Unfortunately
we nearly always have to chase people for the final standings.
All 22 bulletins are available on our webpage which is meticulously
maintained by Andrew Allen - many thanks Andrew. A reminder to everyone
that we rely on you to provide us with info, corrections and updates. Our
webpage address is:

GOLD COAST OPEN, 19/20 June 1999

This event ended in a five-way tie for first place between Ian Rogers,
Laszlo Hazai, Gary Lane, David Smerdon and Andrew Allen. The series of
lightning play offs for the title was won by David Smerdon.  Once again the
juniors had several good results including draws with Darryl Johansen by
Zong-Yuan Zhao and Matthew Sonter. The 91 competitors came from many
destinations including England, Hungary, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and
Coffs Harbour. There were nine players rated 2000 plus.

I can well understand David Blackman's reply to my request for a Sydney
Easter tournament but he neglects to answer my fundamental objections,
i.e., the great majority don't want the cost of travel and accommodation in
Canberra and vote with their backsides by leaving them in Sydney.  With
elite Open Grade players I concede it would be different but they are a
tiny minority.  There are hundreds of junior players who may attend a fun
tournament in Sydney - are we to turn our backs on them.  One may
participate in every other sport in Sydney over Easter but no not chess --
the oddballs.

I guarantee that one way or another there will be a chess tournament in
Sydney next Easter -- blessed or not.

Have a good week

Graeme Gardiner


Graeme Gardiner
President, Australian Chess Federation
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